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Events of 1705




  • The "atmospheric" steam engine was designed by the English inventor Thomas Newcomen.
  • Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. It is completed in 1724.
  • Taichung City, Taiwan is founded as the village of Dadun.
  • With the interest paid from daimyo loans, the Konoike buy a tract of ponds and swampland, turn the land into rice paddies and settle 480 households numbering perhaps 2,880 peasants on the land.
  • The Shogunate confiscates the property of a merchant in Osaka "for conduct unbecoming a member of the commercial class". The government seizes 50 pairs of gold screens, 360 carpets, several mansions, 48 granaries and warehouses scattered around the country and hundreds of thoudands of gold pieces.



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